Gorseinon Crime Overview

Gorseinon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gorseinon in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gorseinon is the 274th most dangerous small town, and the 1,859th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Gorseinon was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2019 was also a bad month for Gorseinon residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Gorseinon recorded 2 reports of robbery during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for robbery in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Gorseinon are violence and sexual offences, with 286 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 18% lower than 2019's figure of 337 offences and a difference of 5.39 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Gorseinon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 167% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Gorseinon This Year

 GorseinonWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30832.5112,97333.242.2% safer
Burglary141.481,4093.61144% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson778.133,1097.972.0% more dangerous
Drugs131.371,3773.53158% safer
Other Crime181.905591.4325% more dangerous
Other Theft353.692,0375.2241% safer
Possession of Weapons30.322220.5778% safer
Public Order909.503,5949.213.1% more dangerous
Shoplifting414.331,6114.134.6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.321720.4438% safer
Vehicle Crime171.791,6834.31141% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28630.1811,28828.924.2% more dangerous

Crime in Gorseinon Compared To West Glamorgan

Gorseinon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mynyddbach43347.6332% safer
Townhill43948.2531% safer
Uplands82252.1021% safer
Penderry70954.2616% safer
Cockett77255.7613% safer
Gorseinon59763.01-
Coedffranc79572.8013% more dangerous
Neath1,81293.6133% more dangerous
Castle2,590144.7356% more dangerous

Gorseinon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21202633Getting worse
Burglary3.84.361.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99148Safer
Drugs1.21.90.741.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.31.41.9Getting worse
Other Theft4.8673.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.320.840.32Safer
Public Order67910Getting worse
Shoplifting63.9104.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.530.320.32No change
Vehicle Crime4.23.73.41.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24273630Getting worse

Changes In Gorseinon's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Gorseinon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Gorseinon63.01-
Barnet67.717% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Gorseinon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gorseinon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Gorseinon saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Gorseinon saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-44%+58%+179%+178%-60%-4%+12%+155%+107%+167%
Burglary-25%-83%-60%---86%-60%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-69%-56%-79%--29%-31%-40%-80%+11%-33%
Drugs----------
Other Crime+100%----50%+100%--+100%-
Other Theft-86%-63%-83%-63%-29%-63%+33%+100%-50%+25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-13%+133%+100%--17%-15%+29%+50%+50%-33%
Shoplifting---60%-89%-75%-11%-50%--87%-67%
Vehicle Crime-25%-+50%---88%-+300%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-62%-31%-52%+132%-39%+18%+10%-47%-21%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gorseinon

What police force serves Gorseinon?
Gorseinon's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Gorseinon?
Gorseinon is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan.
What is Gorseinon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gorseinon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Gorseinon?
Gorseinon's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021